Holiday Party and Gift Ideas for Coworkers
It’s time to party!
This year, the holiday work party may be a little different than in years past. Will the party be in person, virtually, or a bit of both?
No matter where or how you celebrate, here are some suggestions for having a great party and gift ideas for coworkers under $25.
If a virtual party is the venue, choose your favorite video conferencing platform, such as Zoom. It can host up to 100 people.
Ramp up the excitement! Get those invites out! You want to ensure that everyone will be there!
Do you live on the crafty side of life? If so, create unique invitations to mail to your co-workers. Everyone loves receiving mail that’s not a bill!
However, if time is a factor or you’re a little unsure what end of a glue stick to use, digital invitations are also an option.
If you’re virtually hosting, decorate your background in the holiday spirit! And ask your co-workers to do the same!
- LED lights
Have a contest to see which co-worker has the best holiday background!
And, guess what? There are Christmas-themed Zoom backgrounds so everyone can use one of those if their creativity is lacking.
Since it’s virtual, does that mean everyone gets to wear their pajamas like when they’re working? Or is there a dress code? Or maybe you want to stick with the new-normal and host a Christmas Pajama themed party! However, having a reason to dress-up is exciting. Getting ready is sometimes the best part – so don’t hesitate to ask your co-workers to wear their very best! Of course, when in doubt, there’s always the traditional Ugly Christmas Sweater party!
Hitting the Dollar Store or Pinterest for some festive fun headbands and hair accessories is an option, too:
- Santa hat
- Elf ears
- Rudolph nose
- Angel halo
- Mouse ears
- Christmas tree
- Candy cane
Remember, don’t forget to play games. It’s not just reindeer that like to have fun!
You can stick with one theme or mix things up with different kinds of activities. And keep in mind, it might be helpful to provide a schedule of what time the events will take place – especially if the party will be a come-and-go event.
Don’t forget the tunes
- The best thing about a virtual party is that nobody will be able to tell you’re mouthing the words to the ultimate holiday party playlist.
- Is it time for virtual karaoke? Why, yes, it is!
If your party is in-person:
Are you planning a gift exchange? Theme it, too!
- Things to use at the office
- Relaxation gifts
- Gourmet Foods
- Dollar Store items
- Coffee Mugs
- Unique coffee table or inspirational books – Crafting with Cat Hair
- Something local
- What’s that smell?
- Board or card games
- Something <pick a color>
- Condiments and seasonings
- Think chic
- Kitchen towels
- Movie tickets or essentials for movies at home (popcorn – don’t forget the flavored popcorn salt)
If the gift exchange is themeless, try these ideas:
- Whether writing it or reading it, if their nose is always in a book try these gifts for writers and book lovers
- If you can’t remember the name of a movie, just ask the movie buff – and give him one of these presents
- Are you buying a present for someone with a green thumb?
- For those who want to get fit
- It’s not all about playing air guitar; there’s so much more for the music lover
- Who doesn’t love the person that loves to cook?
You should be set for a fantastic work party! Enjoy, stay safe, and happy holidays!